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Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog


URL :http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com
Filed Under:Business & Finance / Economics
Posts on Regator:2375
Posts / Week:6.9
Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Getting a Raise from Vladimir Putin

An American ex-pat reflects on the falling value of the ruble.

The Peltzman Effect

My friend Allen Sanderson points out these headlines in today's Wall Street Journal:Safety Gear Helps Reduce U.S. Traffic Deathsand Cities Target Elevated Levels of Pedestrian DeathsAs Sam Peltzman pointed out years ago, when cars get safer, drivers are less careful, increasing externalities on pedestrians.

The Affair

The best new TV show this year, at least among those I have seen, is Showtime's The Affair. It is a compellingly written and acted drama and crime story told, alternately, from two perspectives. If you want to check out the first episode, you can do so here. (One of the lead actors is Dominic West, who played McNulty in The Wire, another of the all-time great TV shows.)

After Obamacare

Republicans in Congress talk regularly about repealing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. They have not, however, said much about what they will replace it with. One possibility is the plan described here.

Elmendorf for CBO Director

Roll Call speculates about who the next director of the Congressional Budget Office might be. This is a key decision facing the newly elected GOP-controlled Congress. After giving a talk at CBO on Thursday and participating in its Academic...Show More Summary

National Economists Club

If you are in the DC area, you can hear me speak on November 13. Click here for more information.

Charles Murray on Ayn Rand

A great and balanced essay. Thanks to Alex Tabarrok for the pointer.

Head Section Leader in Ec 10

Love teaching introductory economics? Want to live in the Boston area? Well, then, I have a job for you.

Congrats!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award. These three were chosen by the Board of the National Economics Teaching Association (NETA) from numerous submissions. Prizes are provided by Cengage Learning. Show More Summary

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